英语阅读

听力入门英语演讲VOA慢速英语美文听力教程英语新闻名校课程听力节目影视听力英语视频

VOA常速英语新闻:非洲女性护发用品化学成分堪忧

比目鱼 于2016-07-05发布 l 已有人浏览
增大字体 减小字体
一些护发用品中的化学成分与黑人妇女和女孩的子宫肌瘤有关。在有毒成分的列表中,直发膏、洗发水、染发剂都榜上有名。世界卫生组织警告称,理发师由于工作的原因,可能会经常接触引发癌症的化学成分。
    小E英语欢迎您,请点击播放按钮开始播放……

This may look like a typical hair salon in Abuja. But it’s not. 

We specialize in maintaining and taking care of the natural hair. What the everyday people call the virgin hair, the hair that hasn’t been relaxed, like the hair you were born with. 

At the Lumo Hair Salon, hairdressers use natural-based ingredients and avoid using heat on the hair of their clients. Heat can dry or damage hair. 

One of the reasons why this salon came up is because people had a lot of issues taking care of their natural hair. 

Hair is big business in Nigeria. Beauty stores display a wide range of hair products mainly imported from the United States. But some of the ingredients in these kinds of products are coming under scrutiny. In a new report, Black Women for Wellness, an NGO based in Los Angeles, compiled five years of research and says that chemicals used in some hair products are linked to uterine fibroids in black women and girls. Products including relaxers, shampoos and hair dyes are mentioned in the study as containing toxic ingredients. The World Health Organization has warned that hairdressers may be routinely exposed to cancer-causing chemicals. But the American Cancer Association says studies have not found a strong link between cancer and hair products and recommends more research. In 2011, a health agency of the U.S. Department of Labor found that some “hair smoothing” products may release unsafe levels of formaldehyde, which is toxic. Dr. Oluwakemi Osunderu has been doing her own research, conducting a poll asking Nigerian women about the experiences with synthetic hair products. She says common complaints are hair loss and burns on the scalp. She says black women are more at risk because they tend to use hair products frequently over a longer period of time and therefore have higher exposure levels to the chemicals. 

You find some harmful products in them like the thalates and the parabens. These have been linked to cancer, especially breast cancer. 

Enter the natural hair movement. Natural hair activists gathered together at the first African Hair Summit in Abuja. 

It’s health first, then beauty or fashion. 

Locally manufactured products made with natural ingredients like pure shea butter and coconut oil were on display. And while interest may be growing, these products are still far from mainstream in Nigeria.

 1 2 下一页

分享到

添加到收藏

英语新闻排行